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the box about new york city's water history, and the editor said great, editor called me, and i said, "why"? what is there new to write about a canal? can one make history out of iconic folklore? one was written in decades for children, an indication that the subject is not fertile ground for adult readers. my agent answered the question "why" by saying when a major publisher wants to pay you money for your second book, you just say yes, and so i did say "yes" after resolving the issue of a contract for a different book, but i began to answer the "why" question myself and there were new stories to tell, new ways to tell old stories about erie and myth busting to be done as well. the first thing i found out is that the famous erie canal song, 15 miles on the erie canal, also nope as low bridge, everybody down, was actually never sung on the erie canal, and that is because -- and, in fact, no erie boatman loved his mule named sal in the song, or at least, he never sang bout it. in fact, 15 miles on the erie canal is a song written in 190 # 5, the year that work began on the second enlargemen
tracked through western pennsylvania and new york state. the storm has affected an estimated one out of every five americans, bringing some business to a standstill over flooding, closed airports, and no public transportation. while rescue efforts continue tonight, early damage estimates are still rough, running between $10 billion and $20 billion, according to eqecat. hurricane irene did $10 billion damage 14 months ago. >> susie: wall street was closed again today for the second straight day because of hurricane sandy. this is the first two-day weather-lateshutdown since 1888. but the major exchanges are expected to reopen tomorrow. all systems are a go. the new york stock exchange said the opening bell will ring as usual at 9:30 a.m. eastern time. the nasdaq will also open for normal operations on wednesday. that's just what investors wanted to hear. both exchanges have been running tests today to make sure all systems were running smoothly. >> susie: the nyse's building is located on wall street, just blocks away from the section of lower manhattan that was deluged by hurricane s
in new york city, where hundreds of thousands remain in the dark. and where subways and a major airport are still underwater. but a new day brings promising, new developments. >>> baring the brunt. new jersey shore towns tore apart by sandy. and inland, rescuers continue to save trapped residents. >>> and a little levity overnight. the late-night comics make their return. >>> good morning on this halloween, a holiday, really, in name only today for so many in the wake of sandy. >> and let's start with the latest this morning. more than 8 million folks in areas affected by sandy are now without power. >> also, stock markets are reopening today after their two-day unscheduled stop for the storm. meanwhile, jfk and newark airports are also reopening with limited service today. but new york's la guardia airport, which looks more like a lake than it does an airport right now, that remains closed. also, president obama will visit hard-hit areas of new jersey today, touring those areas with governor christie. >> here in new york, most of lower manhattan remains without power this morning. here
waves crashed ashore. to the midwest where the storm stirred up the great lakes. here in new york travel within the city was made difficult. subways flooded and a fleet of taxicabs was left under water. the hurricane force winds fueled a fire that decimated a community that left many to wonder what to do next. this morning much of lower manhattan remains in darkness. >> lower manhattan is where we find anise. >> reporter: good morning. new york is trying to regain a sense of normalcy after hurricane sandy. the top priority for officials is trying to restore power and mass transit. the storm has moved away from the shore but the devastation left behind is obvious. homes buried or destroyed. boats tossed ashore. >> very difficult. >> reporter: the national guard spent the day rescuing stranded residents in moonachie and little ferry, new jersey. a tidal surge pushed five feet of water into the town in just minutes. >> we're waiting for rescue. >> reporter: president obama will tour the devastation in new jersey today. >> the most important message i have for them is that america is waiting
the tunnel used by amtrak and commuter trains that go under new york's east river, but the damage along the jersey shore is something we have never seen before. these are ariel photos you can see. most of the six people killed in that state died on long beach island and a neighboring barrier island. governor chris christie calls the devastation unthinkable. tuesday he tries to comfort one of the many victims. >> very difficult day. i know. we'll rebuild. we're tough. >> we're tough. >> not far away in seaside heights an incredible site here. that's a roller coaster partially submerged in the ocean. we're going to have more on that in a moment. >>> first, in new york city the subway system remains crippled after heavy flooding caused what officials say the worst damage in its 108 year history. no one knows when it will be up and running again. >>> let's go back to new jersey. there were countless rescues there and for some the realization that they were no match for mother nature. >> terrible. it was awful. it was the worst thing i ever saw. the waters came down like crazy. we were sorry
of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. newman's own foundation. and union bank. >> at union bank, our relationship managers work hard to know your business, offering specialized solutions and capital to help you meet your growth objectives. we offer expertise and tailored solutions for small businesses and major corporations. what can we do for you? >> and now, bbc world news. >> sandy strikes int he u.s. kills 16 and a surge washes through city is on the east coast. the big apple is a big blackout. the storm sparked fires as well as flooding in at least 50 homes in queens. >> so far this has involved about five buildings. we could not get any apparatus down the block. >> welcome to bbc world news. also coming up in this program, as the economic slowdown goes on, financial heavyweights meet in berlin for a financial solution. we find out how hollywood makes sure some of its blockbusters appear on chinese screens. hello, people come up on the east coast of america, waking up too damaged after storm sandy swept across the region. 16 people have been killed as a result of the storm and 1
. surveillance video shows water filling the tunnel used by amtrak and commuter trains that go under new york's east river, but the damage along the jersey shore is something we have never seen before. these are ariel photos you can see. most of the six people killed in that state died on long beach island and a neighboring barrier island. governor chris christie calls the devastation unthinkable. tuesday he tried to comfort one of the many victims. >> very difficult day. i know. we'll rebuild. we're tough. >> we're tough. >> not far away in seaside heights an incredible sight here. that's a roller coaster partially submerged in the ocean. we're going to have more on that in a moment. >>> first, in new york city the subway system remains crippled after heavy flooding caused what officials say the worst damage in its 108 year history. no one knows when it will be up and running again. >>> let's go back to new jersey. there were countless rescues there and for some the realization that they were no match for mother nature. >> terrible. it was awful. it was the worst thing i ever saw. the waters
,000 flights across the country have been canceled. ines ferre has the latest in new york city. >> reporter: thousands of new yorkers today are without power and the southern part of manhattan is virtually shut down. >>> reporter: a storm surge nearly 14 feet high pushed ashore flooding hundreds of miles of coastline from virginia to massachusetts. >> it's the most flooding i have seen in all the years i have lived here. >> reporter: floodwater and high winds have knocked out power to millions of people. >> we are seeing a large number of fires caused by downed wires and electrical problems relating to outages. >> reporter: more than 200 firefighters are still battling a blaze in an evacuation in queens. more than 50 homes have already been destroyed. the cause of the fire is still being investigated. and power outages prompted a mass evacuation from nyu hospital when a backup generator failed. dozens of ambulances lined up to evacuate more than 200 patients throughout the early- morning hours and extra help was called in to help move patients. >> we have 50 firefighters coming here as well
reporter ines ferre is in new york where the city is beginning to bustle again. >> reporter: new yorkers are trying to regain a sense of normalcy. they are trying to restore power and mass transit. >>> reporter: the storm moved away from the shore but the devastation left behind is obvious. homes devastated or destroyed, boats tossed ashore. >> very difficult day. >> reporter: the national guard spent the day rescuing stranded residents in moonachie and little ferry, new jersey. tidal surge up the hackensack river pushed five feet of water into the two towns in just 45 minutes. >> within a matter of minutes where the basements are completely flooded. we're just waiting for this rescue. >> reporter: president obama will tour the devastation in new jersey today. >> the most important message i have for them is that america is with you. >> reporter: it could take days or weeks to restore power to the 8 million people who lost electricity. >> how are you going to stop water? >> reporter: in new york, some subway lines and tunnels are still flooded. officials say it could be days before the t
shortly from governor andrew coumo of new york. the national hurricane center releasing the latest update on hurricane sandy. dagen: we are with our chief forecaster from weather.com. the storm is working its way in. reporter: is weakening pretty quickly. but it is really following apart fast. the next 24 to 36 hours, the major weather event from this is falling snow. now we have to deal with the cleanup operation. sandy is a storm that is long overdue. we have been overdue on the eastern seaboard, because we are in a cycle that the east coast should get hit. again, i have been stressing this. people that follow me over the years know that i have always wondered why we have never seen a storm that comes between bermuda into the mid-atlantic states. if you look at other areas, you have seen storms turn that way out there. so if you want to look at the storm as far as historic perspective goes, the lowest pressure on tremper metric pressure we have ever had. secondly, the storm surge is the type of situation that we have never seen before. but it is a product of a combination of possibiliti
, including almost all of lower manhattan with the notable exception perhaps of the new york stock exchange. another 3,000 flights have been canceled today. and three u.s. navy helicopter carrier ships have been dispatched to the new york area to help with recovery efforts. 20,000 people, including one of our producers, remains stranded in hoboken due to massive flooding there. this is just the latest video from that town. it's just west of new york city, home to many people who work on wall street. at one time, the former governor of this state, jon corzine and the quarterback of the new york giants, eli manning, they lived there. on a good day, this is five minutes from manhattan. this is not one of the good days. >>> mass transit still pretty much paralyzed in the new york area. looking at video now of the south ferry station. that is not far from wall street. if you've been down in to the toe of manhattan there, you've probably ridden on that line to go to the new york stock exchange. new york governor mario cuomo said a few moments ago that -- andrew cuomo -- excuse me -- that there wi
stafford and the beltway. in the district, reports of a tractor-trailer coming from new york avenue going into the tunnel towards 395 that is stuck so commuters cannot get on to the freeway to get store as the outbound bridge. they are working on it. on the beltway, they are trying to clear construction from oversight. you know about the hot lanes project. back to you. >> thank you. with 11 days to go until the election, president obama getting a break from a grueling road schedule, in the district today at 5:00 p.m., taking part in a 30-minute interview on mtv. he will answer questions submitted by viewers on mtv's facebook page. joe biden campaigning in wisconsin today. the first lady is campaigning in san diego and las vegas. >> she made an appearance on jimmy kimmel live on thursday and she spoofed a political ad urging people to vote. >> [horns blowing] >> ofandup, up, up. time to vote. out the door. and eat some carrots. have you voted? >> don't worry, i already voted. >> thank-you dmguillermo. fle>> when it comes to the republican ticket, mitt romney and paul ryan attending a ral
and has the potential to paralyze new york and other big cities. >>> this morning, president obama signed three emergency declarations for connecticut, and rhode island, clearing the way for fema. let's get right to bill karins and the weather channel forecast. what's it looking like right now. >> sandy is an amazing anomaly. this storm this time of year should not be this strong this far north. at this point in the math it should not be ready to take a hook back into the northern mid atlantic states and southern new england. that's all going to happen today. we'll deal with, in some cases, devastating storm surge and the wind damage is going to be incredible with still leaves on the trees in many areas from philadelphia to the d.c. areas. there's the center of the storm. still thunderstorms around the center. it's feasting right now over the warm waters of the gulf stream. it may even intensify a little bit. amazingly the winds went up this morning to 85 miles per hour, now only a little less than 400 miles away from new york city. it will accelerate and move quickly towards the coast. t
jersey. bill weir in erie, pennsylvania. and cynthia mcfadden in new york city. this is a special edition of "nightline." "the perfect storm." october 29th, 2012. >> good evening, i'm cynthia mcfadden in new york. tonight, a deadly storm unlike any this city has seen before. for the first time since 9/11, all bridges and tunnels leading in and out of manhatt hathattan closed down. the city remains eerily dark and quiet tonight after a massive superstorm left half the city without power and partially under water. the historic storm continues to wreak havoc up and down the atlantic tee board from the carolinas to connecticut, claiming at least 13 lives and kaing blackouts and snow storms across the east coast and midwest. terry moran and bill weir will be joining us live from cape may, new jersey, and lake erie, pennsylvania. >>> first we turn to our colleague abc's juju chang who spent the day reporting in lower manhattan and comes to us now from the city's flooded streets. juju, what's the latest? >> reporter: i have to tell you new york felt like a city under siege. we literally had to w
of new york city. firefighters were unable to use water from hydrants so they had to get water out of the ocean. serious damage in rhode island where the wind and waves destroyed homes and washed out streets. let's go back to new jersey, two dozen evacuees were forced to flee emergency shelters in atlantic city after the power failed. sandy made landfall in atlantic city just after 8 clox p.m. last night. here is heavy flooding, it was all across the resort town. a 50-foot section of the boardwalk was completely lost in the super storm. >>> back to new york, a spectacular explosion here at a power plant. it was all captured on video. more than 600,000 people lost power. battery park near the tip of lower manhattan was hit by a 13-foot storm surge, two feet higher than predicted. on twitter we found this image of a subway station completely submerged in water. new york is just one of several places where mass transit is shut down again today. >>> in new jersey a transformer explosion sent a family running for their lives as power lines fell. firefighters couldn't put out the flames
>> shepard: i'm shepard smith in new york. this is breaking news coverage of the monster storm that's taking aim at the east coast right now. sandy is no longer a hurricane but first alert forecasters say its winds are still as strong as a hurricane. just no longer has tropical characteristics it is the most powerful storm to hit the region since they started keeping track. tonight officials are blaming the storm for one death in maryland. here in new york city a construction crane collapsed. it's dangling over midtown manhattan at around 58th street. officials say inspectors and engineers plan to climb 74 flights to check out the damage. closer look now. meteorologists say that high in the air the wind gusts could well have hit 95 miles per hour. farther downtown, the facade of this building collapsed. this is 14th street around 8th avenue in the chelsey neighborhood. fire officials report nobody hurt. lower manhattan is now in the dark after the utility company con ed cut power to the shush tip of the island. rick leventhal is in point ileasant, new jersey where the storm is eithe
in new york city. >> you're the most popular guy in the city today, huh? >> yes, sir. >> wall street up and running today for the first time since superstorm sandy blew ashore. >> breezy point was absolutely devastated. it was completely leveled. >> we're just devastated from this. shocked. shocked that it's happened to us. >> governor romney is cautiously venturing back on to the campaign trail. president obama still tied up with dealing with the storm. >> two of the three major airports serving the new york area reopened. laguardia remains a flooded mess. >> uh-oh. uh-oh. >> we will reset halloween by executive order. my power knows no bounds. >> is that one of those governor chris christie fleece zip-ups. >> power to your house, nonexistent. that means darkness and candles and whining children. >> on "cbs this morning." >> people had no e-mail, facebook, twitter or instagram or as aol users put it, welcome to the party. >>> welcome to cbs this morning. as you wake up on the west coast, the remains of superstorm sandy are still being felt as far as wisconsin, but it's nothing like the
now in new york city and long island because of the damage from former hurricane sandy. >> it's still amazing to see these images. sandy is now connected to the deaths of at least 17 people across the united states. an estimated 7.4 million homes and businesses are without power across 16 states and washington, d.c. in the hard hit big apple, the new york stock exchange, nasdaq and broadway theaters will be closed for a second straight day. we know now there's at least 10 to $20 billion in damage and 15,000 flights across the united states have been canceled. ines ferre is live in new york with more on the wrath of sandy. >>> reporter: hurricane sandy flooded some areas of new york city, knocked out power of thousands, and the southern part of manhattan is virtually shut down. >>> reporter: a storm surge nearly 14 feet high pushed ashore flooding hundreds of miles of coastline from virginia to massachusetts. >> it's the most flooding i have seen in all the years i have lived here. >> reporter: floodwater and high winds have knocked out power to millions of people. >> we are seeing a l
are on their roofs waiting to be rescued. live look at new york city. you are seeing that condition instruction crane dangling from the manhattan luxury highrise. winds 90 miles an hour snapped it over like a twig. latest numbers the storm has killed 16 people. one was a crew member of the tall ship hms bounty. 7 1/2 million people are without power. the storm surge reached 13 feet in new york and knowledge 50 homes destroyed by -- new york and new jersey. 50 homes destroyed by raging fire in queens. fires broke out late last night firefighters are telling our affiliate that 25 people right now are trapped if the upstairs unit of an apartment building. some rescues are being carried out by boat because the water is chest high in some places. here's the cause of some of the power problems. transformer blew in new york. there are power lines down everywhere this is atlantic city new jersey. the state taking the brunt of the storm with new york severe flooding and wind there. president obama has declared major disaster in new york and long island. katie marzullo abc7 news. >>>'x the atlantic city boardw
are running normal in new york city. >> most popular guy in the city today. >> guess so. >> wall street will be up and running today. >> breezy point was devastated by fires. the area was completely leveled. >> we're what devastated from this. shocked. shocked that this happened to us. >> governor romney is cautiously venturing back on the kmain trail. president obama tied up with the storm. >> two major airports serving the new york area reopened this morning while laguardia remains a mess. >> wild reset halloween by executive order. >> governor christie. >> darkness, candles and whining children. >> people had no e-mail, facebook, twitter or instagram or as amp ol users put it, facebook, twitter or instagram or as amp ol users put it, welcome to the party. captioning funded by cbs >>>welcome to cbs "this morning." the remains of superstorm sandy is moving into western new york and causing trouble as far west as wisconsin but nothing like the damage in the northeast. the death toll this morning is 55, 22 of them in new york city alone. >> 6.8 million utility customers are still without
. in queens new york downed power lines sparksing a massive fire. 50 homes destroyed overnighted. in norfolk virginia front yards completely destroyed by the fire. some of the hardest hit areas the jersey shore where strong winds really whip around these traffic lights in see side heights. atlantic city sunder water. >> we have live team coverage for you. kelly wright is in delaware, todd starnes in new york city. maria molina in our weather center tracking the storm telling us where it is going. we are going to start in new york with todd. good morning. >> good morning. i have to tell you the big story is the fire in queens new york. it is a section called far rockaway over by the atlantic ocean. this was in the evacuation zone some 50 homes caught fire. that fire started around 11:00 last night. a very tragic scene. we understand firefighters had difficulty reaching those homes because there's 3 feet of water in the street. 200 firefighters battling by the gusty winds that are still blowing. you might remember we have a taste of what happened early afternoon when a giant crane snapped on t
new york. >>> our first view from the air and the moment of crisis. the heroes that came to the rescue at a big hospital plunged into darkness. "nightly news" begins now. >>> good evening. a huge portion of the eastern seaboard is crippled tonight. millions of viewers cannot see this broadcast because they're heading into another night in the dark. a huge area of the country on its knees where life has ground to a halt, because of this one storm. the death toll is now at least 40. the biggest city in the country has been staggered. power is out for more than 8 million homes and businesses, and that's an early low ball estimate across 15 states. an early guess at the cost of this storm would begin at $50 billion in damage and lost business. the map of the atlantic coastline, especially the jersey shore has been simply redrawn in some areas. the president is touring the damage in new jersey tomorrow. today he told the folks across this entire region, america is with you. here is where this storm is now. it's centered 50 miles east-southeast of pittsburgh. think of it this way, the same s
new york city, in hoboken, new jersey, correspondent katy tur has been covering there for us all day, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian, for the first time since monday night people are able to leave their homes to get a good sense of what the damage is. but the water is still very high in a number of these areas, and they're not expecting it to be fully gone until at least tomorrow night. 20,000 people trapped, hoboken became a virtual island as 20,000 gallons of water overwhelmed the town. the national guard came in to help, delivering much needed food and supplies to those still stranded. >> one thing we truly need is more feel. >> reporter: the hoboken mayor. >> we need more fuel, resources, so anybody who is listening to this in the city of hoboken or neighboring towns who can get to us, we ask you to come and deliver your supplies. >> reporter: as the length of this mixture of water, sewer, and oil turned into ponds, some got their first chance to assess the damage. how does it smell in there? >> i don't want to know. >> reporter: like pretty much every one else, t
and powerful, a killer. 13 people reported dead, five in new york, 5.5 million people right now are without power. 23 states under high wind warnings and advisories. cnn estimates not from the water, not from the surge, just the wind. the wind damage will top $3 billion. remember, it's already killed 67 in the caribbean. >> it's become a fairly. cal scene in places hit hard. the roads flooded, water rising almost above the cars, approximately five hours ago this historic superstorm made landfall over the most populated areas of the united states. wind damage, power outages, storm surges, inland flooding, even snowstorms are threatening the lives and homes of 16 million people from virginia to massachusetts. >> we to want go back to new york and show you this crane that is just swinging above west 57th street. it's connected to a skyscraper. it's not complete. it's the 70th floor so far, going up to 90. one57. it snapped earlier today and now the boom is just swinging over that community. some areas have been evacuated, fearing it could fall. nobody knows if that's going to happen and when.
is affected. so far new york and new jersey have been two of the hardest hit states with so much of atlantic city underwater. some airports continue to be closed, but limiting travel in the new york metropolitan area will resume tomorrow morning. also the new york stock exchange is expected to reopen tomorrow. >>> an update on the rainfall totals so far. joermg town and delaware -- georgetown and delaware, over 10 inches. other locations like oceana and virginia, washington dc just under 6. rainfall totals have been excessive as sandy has made landfall. steady rain is continuing at this hour. but the coverage is decreasing as sand sestarting to weaken some. still heavy rains moving through new york, north into canada, and still seeing snow through west virginia. blizzard warnings still in tact through west virginia. the blue is snow, the purple is a rain/snow mix. the watches and warnings at this time, blizzard warning, that's the purple. winter storm warnings remain in effect. it's possible we could see up to a foot of snow additionally through west virginia through the overnight hours. and
, a big story, the orioles and new york for game 3 of the divisional series against the new york yankees. now that the orioles tied things up at one-one, they need two more wins to get out of the bronx with a when. there will be at least two more games between the orioles and yankees. game three begins at 7:37 tonight. the winner has two chances to win an advance to the alcs, by the winner, we mean the orioles of course. and the mayor is calling for more orange during a rally outside city hall. she encouraged people to where orange and support of the birds. robbie joins us with more accurate course there's a banner out of city hall, saying good luck orioles. >> go! o-r-i-o-l-e-s! hundreds gathered to show support for the orioles. and tonight and new york city. the new banner, which hangs right in front of city hall. everyone is excited about the orioles. >> we are going to make it always starting with this year. [applause] >> how amazing has this month been? >> it reminds me of 1966 when the orioles won the world series. that is the feeling we have today. that is the feeling that i want
to new york tate later tonight, the storm is getting weaker, forecasters warn sandy could bring heavy rain and flooding, sandy brought blizzard conditions to west virginia, and neighboring states like north carolina, with snowfall nearing 3 feet in some places, some worse damage in new jersey, sandy sent tidal rav tied waivee throughout -- wave surge throughout the night, jeff flock is joining us from point pleasant, new jersey, what are you seeing. i'm just glad to see you again. i've been worried watching you cover the storm. >> reporter: it started with you you gerri. look at this street. looking at this street, almost like a snowstorm but not going to melt, it is sand, if i dig far enough down, if i had a half hour i might not be able to dig all of the way down, some main that you arthoroughfares have bd already, people are going house-to-house, shutting down a gas, because that is till on power, is out. going house-to-house, making sure they have not missed anyone, no fatalities but it of quite a ride last night, as i mentioned to you, i did get washed off the beach before we tal
from new york and parts of new york city are underwater this morning. the images from lower manhattan shows cars half submerged. tunnels, subways and the financial district flooded. all of lower manhattan is in the dark. some of those outages caused by a con ed substation that exploded overnight. more than 1.5 million have lost power across new york city, long island and westchester. now we also want to show you these pictures from breezy point, queens, at least 50 homes have been destroyed by fire. further east at least seven homes on fire island have fallen into the ocean. atlantic city, new jersey, took the full force of sandy when it came ashore around 8:00 last night. people that defied an evacuation order are trapped there now. roads are impassable. serious damage is being reported in several beach communities from point pleasant to seaside heights. rescues are under way in belmar, one of several cities that saw the boardwalk ripped away. further north in hoboken, the mayor estimates half the city is underwater. 2.2 million people are without power statewide. now, in connecticut
a queens new york neighborhood into a pile of burning embers. >> the flames ripping through 111 homes fanned by sandy's powerful wind. this morning it is being called one of the worst the city has ever seen. we have more now from abc's elizabeth vargas. >> reporter: breezy point was engulfed not only by wind and rain from hurricane sandy, but something unexpected, fire. >> dozens, up to 100 homes have been decimated. and left in a rubble. >> reporter: a stunned beach front community, firemen, policemen, blue-collar workers took stock of what was gone. not a single thing you can save? >> nothing i can really identify. except for the kitchen tile and bathroom tile. >> reporter: while the cause is unknown, there is no question the fire was ferocious. the flames were fed by hurricane-force winds. hydrants were submerged. fire engines stranded helplessly blocks away by rising f floodwaters. >> in a community of 4,200 homes. of a community that lost the most people during 9/11. firefighters and cops, and during 9/11. this community was hit horribly tonight. the people here -- are amazing pe
york city, this is "extra. >> hey, everybody, i'm maria enounos. t was a scary nightn new ork city, mario, between the looding and the winds. was right by a hotel door that completely shattered from he impact. wow, , the shots that were it's really nbelievable. what's it like to get around there? >> it's virtually impossible. have an army of photogs including alec and hilaria who shot from their apartment. some let's get to breaking news. transformed pple water world, histstoric far as the eye can see. and in the ound sky. than 30 dead, boats tossed a megatrail of destruction. >> forecast to be a superstorm and boy was it ever. >> a historic storm in every measure. subways swamped ground zero inundated. repoers up and down the east oast braving thelements. aught in sandy's fury. worst wind that had. >> weather channel meteorologist jim cantore with maria today. feel like it was bad thought it would be? >> maybe a little worse, actually. there's water four feet high in the streets and cars floating round. it was a movie set everywhere ou turned. > rosie o'donnell snapping his pic
>> this is n.b.r. >> susie: and with that the new york stock exchange is back in business. good evening i'm susie gharib. u.s. stocks are trading again, after hurricane sandy forces an historic two-day shutdown. >> tom: wall street gets back to business, as damage and recovery estimates start to climb, plus, what it takes to restore power to millions in the northeast. >> susie: and with stocks open for trading, no surprise, home depot was the dow's standout. >> tom: lots ahead, that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! >> susie: an historic day on here on wall street, after the storm of the century knocked down the financial district. us stock markets resumed operations today after two days in the dark, stocks were little changed: both the dow and the nasdaq fell 10 points, but the s&p 500 gained a fraction. trading here at the new york stock exchange opened without a hitch. the new york stock exchange opened right on time. and as new york's mayor bloomberg rang the opening bell this morning, traders were happy to be back to work. it looked like a normal day, with the buzz of activity,
breaking news. brand new video in from new york city's tallest residential building currently under construction. it is called 157. it's on 57th and 7th avenue and there is a a crane that is now dangling out of control from this building. you know, i drive past this every single day on my way to make my right on 7th down to the fox studios, and i have thought about it as i was coming in on friday and thought what are they going to do with that thing? it is somehow detached from this building. this is the tallest residential building in new york city. at the time that it was green lit, that was bit of controversy because it was blocking people's views. people were concerned about the height of it. and now of course that crane which is topping out at 65 stories is dangling, and that is the video right now. we will keep you posted on that. but i have heard behind me on 6th avenue tearing up 6th avenue the fire trucks i would imagine they are probably headed that way. they are on the case. never count out nyfd, n.y.p.d., they will fix it if they can. coming up, we have up to the minute
are under siege and getting pounded, power is out, new york city, all but cut off. trains and bridges and tunnels closed, while new yorkers deal with a badly damaged construction crane on top of the tallest building in the city. tonight, the city is under massive storm warnings, nbc news begins now. >> this is nbc nightly news. >>> good evening, we wanted to let our viewers on the west coast know what it is like to be on the east coast tonight, the freakishly powerful october storm will go down as one of the worst storms of all time. it is no longer technically hurricane sandy, a sub-tropical cyclone, a nor'easter to some sta states, ten states under emergency, almost half the country warned about high winds all because of this. it has officially made landfall tonight just south of atlantic city, new jersey, and has the power to alter the map of the jersey shore. and we'll see that in action in just a moment. sandy is tonight causing flooding from massachusetts, to all the way west, a cloud bank visible over lake michigan. in new york, all eyes are on the continuing drama of that mass
. new york and new jersey under state of emergency and the president says he will go there and for the most rabid areas with chris christie, new jersey's governor and here is what. atlantic city is under water. you can see not only is the boardwalk, the famed boardwalk of atlantic city completely ruined but block after block after block hundreds and hundreds, and the first floor completely flooded. i am liz claman. count down to the closing bell begins right now and there is no closing bell because the new york stock exchange and the nymex and the nasdaq castillo's. the east coast trying to come back from the damage of hurricanes and the. every corner covered for you. when all is said and done it might be atlantic city that suffers the most. atlantic city underwater as presidents flooded out and that historic boardwalk which is a huge tourism focus under water in shambles. check this out. video from yesterday of the crane in midtown manhattan collapsing, simply folding like a matchstick. that happened at 3:00 p.m. monday. the crane is part of construction on a luxury
>>> hi, good afternoon. i'm maria bartiromo coming to you live from rockefeller city in new york city where the markets are at a standstill today and tomorrow as millions brace fort brunt of hurricane sandy. >> i'm bill griffeth at cnbc global headquarters. this is usually the last hour of trading but this is the beginning of the worst of sandy. the situation getting more dangerous. that's a live picture out of midtown manhattan. a damaged crane atop a building located on west 57th street in midtown manhattan. all of that as a result of the heavy, heavy winds that are been hitting that area of new york city. we will keep you updated on that particular story. in fact, we have whole team coverage from every angle of this story. todd gross is here with us at battery park city, we have mary thompson from the port of baltimore, brian shactman is on long island. kayla tauche in cape may, new jersey, and we will be navigating the carnage for the next two hours. it is expected to pick up in severity in that time frame. let's start with the big picture from todd gross. todd, where is hurr
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